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Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Turner OBE DL

12 July 2021 @TeessideUni

 

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our much-loved, respected and valued Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Turner OBE DL.

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Turner OBE DL
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Turner OBE DL

Jane was a true inspiration and a supportive, generous and dedicated colleague and friend. She dedicated her career to improving the lives and fortunes of people across the North East, especially in challenging gender inequality and supporting young girls to reach their potential.

She leaves a lasting legacy and the University will continue to drive forward the work she initiated, in her memory.

Funeral arrangements

Jane made a huge impact on so many people’s lives and this has been evident in the many tributes made online in the past few days.

We know that her friends and colleagues will wish to pay their respects and can confirm that her funeral will take place at St Nicholas’ Church, Guisborough, at 10am Thursday 22 July.

Regrettably, it will not be possible to accommodate everybody at the church. We therefore ask that if you would like to attend, you contact Jill Weeks (Jill.Weeks@tees.ac.uk) to have your name added to a ballot, which will enable us to allocate places fairly.

Jane’s family have asked that, in lieu of flowers, you consider making a donation to The Power of Women campaign in her memory. This campaign was launched by Jane to raise the aspirations of girls across the Tees Valley, and to empower them with the courage to be what they want to be. You can donate online here - https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-power-of-women-2021.


In the News

Tributes to professor who was a true champion for the region
Darlington and Stockton Times, 22, Print, 16/07/2021
Tributes have poured in after the death of one of Teesside's most influential business leaders, Professor Jane Turner.


"A guiding light has gone out" : tributes paid to Prof Jane Turner
Tees Business (online), Web, 13/07/2021
Tributes to Professor Jane Turner OBE DL have poured in following her passing on Sunday, with those paying tribute including all three winners of the Tees Businesswoman of the Year accolade and directors of Jane's Power of Women campaign.


Tributes to professor who inspired region
Northern Echo, Northern Echo (online), Print and Web, 12/07/2021
One of Teesside's most influential business leaders, Prof Jane Turner, has died after a brave battle with ovarian cancer. Teesside University, where Jane was Pro Vice-Chancellor, said she was much-loved, respected and valued.


'She dedicated her career to improving the lives and fortunes of others'
Evening Gazette, Gazette Live (online), Print and Web, 12/07/2021
Guisborough-born Professor Jane Turner was a 'true inspiration' say her colleagues at Teesside University


University and PoW pay tribute to Jane Turner
Tees Business (online), Web, 12/07/2021
Tributes have been made in memory of Professor Jane Turner OBE DL from her employers at Teesside University and fellow Power of Women directors.


Tees Business tribute to Professor Jane Turner OBE
Tees Business (online), Web, 12/07/2021
Tees Business is saddened to report the passing of Professor Jane Turner OBE DL.